Our village is destroyed! That evil beast will pay for his doings! I intend to find him and rid him myself!
Be careful Beowulf, for the beast is known as "The Changer" and his power is unmatched.
Beowulf heeded the old man's advice and headed off. He followed the creature's tracks toward the high alp. The enormous mountain stretched so tall, the peak grazed the clouds.
Beowulf set off on his journey and followed The Changer's tracks up the mountain, hoping to find it's resting place. As he traveled on, he noticed the tracks continuously changed as if the beast owned not one form, but several.
The rigorous climb brought him to a cave at the mountain's peak. He could hear the tormentor snoring loudly.
I shall sneak up on him, he won't suspect a thing.
Suddenly, The Changer awoke. His form instantly switching to a snake-like dragon. "...snarling and fierce: His eyes gleamed in the darkness, burned with a gruesome light." (16-18)
Beowulf and The Changer went head to head, the monster contorting into various creatures as they fought.
Who has awakened me from my slumber?
It is I, Beowulf.
"And yet his time had come, his days were over, his death near..." (95-96) Beowulf punched The Changer hard in the side and like a tree in a tornado, the beast was knocked to the ground, completely paralyzed. The Changer quickly dissolved back into it's original dragon form.
Then POOF! The monster turned into something he knew his enemy would struggle to defeat, Beowulf himself. Beowulf grew scared, unsure on how to defeat the impostor.
Thank you Beowulf!
The villagers watched as The Changer was tossed off the mountain and into the abyss below by none other than Beowulf himself. They rejoiced and thanked Beowulf for his bravery, for that fiend could no longer bring treachery to the village.
"And over and over they swore that nowhere on earth or under the spreading sky or between the seas, neither south, nor north, was there a warrior worthier to rule over men." (148-151) The village was rebuilt right at the peak of that mountain and everyone was happy.